Once a week, I try to go through the reading cabinet and dig out some current favorites that my kids and I like to read together. Some of the ones we are reading right now:
1. Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. I love books that help us deal with feelings. We need that these days.
2. Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray. Cute, cute pictures. And if you are tired of reading ABC books, then this is a nice change of pace.
3. Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margaret and H.A. Rey. George wins us over every time. But this one is also about a dump truck. How perfect is that?
4. Finn Throws a Fit by David Elliot and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. Another great book about emotions.
This is not a kids’ book; it is a coffee table photography book about trains in the 1950’s. The pictures inside are black and white. They are gorgeous. They fill even me, hard-hearted begrudging “ok fine one more train book” mom, with some train love. You can’t really read the words to a young child, as they detail how the pictures were taken and when. But just flipping through this huge book can eat up some time and bring up lots of train-related things to talk about. You can see the inside of the engine, trains driving through the snow, and (always our favorite) trains crossing really cool-looking bridges, etc.